Who We Are



 

Wer wir sind (old version in German)

THE ROADSIDE THEATER, HEIDELBERG & THE OFF MAIN STREET THEATRE, MANNHEIM

The Heidelberg/Mannheim Entertainment Branch is a part of the U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation program. Since 1957, we have served servicemen, their families, civilians, and their invited guests in and around the Heidelberg area.

The program operates three performance stages (unique to Army Entertainment world-wide) - the Roadside Theater, Heidelberg and The Off Main Street Theatre Center Stage and The Off Main Street Cabaret Theatre, Coleman. These stages offer a wide variety of main stage theater productions, dinner theater and Cabaret Theater.

Our mission is to provide community members the opportunity to see and participate in a variety of outstanding theater productions and events. Additionally, the program assists the command in developing host nation relations through the participation of local citizens of all nationalities and important cultural exchange.

As a fully operating community theater, we offer a complete season of comedies, dramas, musicals and special events.

Roadside Theater productions have consistently won awards at regional, national and international competitions and festivals. We presented the World American Community Theater Premieres of LES MISERABLES, WIT, IN THE BEGINNING; the US Army Premiere of CATS and the European Premieres of THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, PUTTING IT TOGETHER, THE GOODBYE GIRL and SUBURB - The Musical.

The Roadside Theater has been a frequent recipient of the US Army Irving Berlin Award and several US Army "Best Entertainment Program" awards for excellence in community service and exceptional programming

OUR STAFF

The Roadside Theater is a volunteer participant-driven program and operated by the participants with the supervision, professional guidance and support of the paid staff. Some participants become volunteer staff members as selected by the Entertainment Branch Director.

Our Four Full-time Staff Members:

  • Dane Winters - Heidelberg Entertainment Director & Director of the Roadside Theater
  • Andrew Meredith - Mannheim Entertainment Director & Director of the Off Main Street Theater, Coleman Barracks, Mannheim
  • Sandy Everett - Theater Specialist
  • Jessica Howard - Recreation Aid

    Our Current Roadside Volunteer Staff:

  • Brian Rausch - Assistant Technical Director
  • Michiel DeVito - Costume Mistress
  • Elfi Carberry - Costume Mistress
  • Sandy Sapatka - Costume Mistress
  • Sue Leibfried - Director, Roadside Theater Show Choir
  • Jennifer Quilty - Musical Director, Roadside Theater Show Choir
  • Steven Stanfill - Choreographer, Show Choir
  • Chris Pancake & Regina Rosenberger - Web Masters
  • LTC Paul Kennedy - Theater Medical Advisor
  • For more information, contact us.